Electromagnetic and Light Scattering by Particles

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January 2023

Issue 111




Call for Nominations for the 2023 Michael I. Mishchenko Medal

We are pleased to solicit nominations for the Michael I. Mishchenko Medal to celebrate the sustained exemplary achievements of an individual scientist/researcher who has made seminal and innovative contributions to the fields of radiative transfer, light scattering, and remote sensing, and in addition, has contributed significantly to the service of the organizations Michael had so unselfishly contributed. These virtues represent what Michael Mishchenko had achieved during his stellar career.


The Michael I. Mishchenko Medal will be administered by the Editorial Board and Publisher of the Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer. Nominations of scientists from all nations will be considered. The selection committee will consist of two Editors-in-Chief of JQSRT, and three distinguished members of the JQSRT community.


On behalf of the Selection Committee, we invite nominations of outstanding candidates for the 2023 Michael I Mishchenko Medal. Each nomination packet (in the form of a single pdf file) must consist of a nomination letter, the nominee`s CV and bibliography, and three 2-page letters of support outlining the nominee`s contributions to both scientific achievements in the fields mentioned above and to the service of the organizations supporting these fields. Self-nominations will not be considered. This award is bestowed bi-annually since 2021.


Nominations should be submitted by March 31, 2023 to Professor Peter Bernath at pbernath@odu.edu, Professor Ping Yang at pyang@tamu.edu, and Dr. Gorden Videen at gorden.videen@gmail.com. The nomination details are available in the Awards section of the JQSRT homepage.


Peter Bernath, Gorden Videen, and Ping Yang

Selection Committee Co-chairs


APOLO-2022 special issue in JQSRT now open


We are pleased to announce that the submission portal is now open for the APOLO-2022 special issue ``Advancement of POLarimetric Observations: instruments, calibration,

and improved aerosol, hydrosol and cloud retrievals.`` 


The submission deadline is 1 April 2023. The papers may be submitted immediately or at any point until 1 April 2023, as papers will be published on an ongoing basis. To access the

submission portal, please visit the following page and chose ``Submit your article`` tab:




Authors must select ``VSI: APOLO-2022: Full length Article`` in the drop-down list of the ``Select Article Types`` when submitting their article. Please see the attachment for

clarification. More information on this Special Issue and submission guidelines can be found on the webpage above.


Best wishes,

Ahmed El-Habashi, NRL Washington DC



ELS XX Almunecar, May 14-19, 2023, Important dates


Dear colleagues,

This is a friendly reminder.

For the ELS conference we have secured availability of a limited number of rooms at the conference venue (Hotel Bahia Tropical). We strongly recommend you book your accommodation as soon as possible. The hotel reservation at the agreed ELS fair must be done via the conference website.

Abstracts submission deadline: Friday, March 3rd, 2023

Early-bird registration: Friday March 17th 2023.

We hope to meet you all in Almunecar!

Olga Munoz on behalf of the ELS LOC


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